Fun Facts Friday: George Herbert

George Herbert (3 April, 1593 – 1 March, 1633) was an English priest, orator, and poet. His poems are associated with the writings of metaphysical poets.

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Book Review: Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success by Dan Schawbel

This book has aged, some of the specific advice is no longer relevant, as many are at this age where information moves so fast it changes on a monthly, weekly, daily, and even hourly basis. So it’s only expected that what was true about certain websites five years ago, is no longer so.

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Book Review: The Last Tourist by Olen Steinhauer

Milo Weaver, the reluctant spy, finds himself facing a CIA analyst about 10 years after the Department of Tourism, CIA’s silent assassins, was disbanded. The two find themselves on the run when a new breed of Tourists tries to kill them both.

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Fun Facts Friday: Howard Lindsay

Lindsay and Crouse won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play State of the Union (1946).

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Book Review: Captain Nemo by Kevin J. Anderson

This was a really enjoyable story, the narrative reads like a biography and not a fictional tale,

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Guest Post: 4 Books That Will Change Your Life

Words can be powerful. Most readers will know from experience that certain books and their ideas and philosophies have the ability to affect how you see the world. We have collected a handful of books that, regardless of time, age or setting, have a message that will impact your life for the better.

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Book Review: The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson

As a fan of the author, I had high hopes for this book. His talent of for extracting relevant, accurate, entertaining and informative information from the annals of history is something which I envy.

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Fun Facts Friday: Ovid

Ovid went to leave at the edge of the Roman Empire, by the Black Sea in Tomis (now Constanţa, Romania). As inventive as ever he learned the Getic language and wrote a poem to prize Augustus in that language.
That poem has not survived time, it probably would have been the only record of the Getic language.

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Book Review: Legal Guide to Independent Filmmaking by Michael C. Donaldson and Lisa A. Callif

Book Review: Legal Guide to Independent Filmmaking by Michael C. Donaldson and Lisa A. Callif

I got this book for free. The publisher has been kind enough to make available two (2) copies for those who are interested. About: “The American Bar Association’s Legal Guide to Independent Filmmaking” by Michael C. Donaldson and Lisa A. Callif is a guide to help an individual sift through the mountains of legal forms […]

NYC Public Library Book Exhibit – The Three Faiths

NYC Public Library Book Exhibit – The Three Faiths

On Tuesday my family and I went to New York City for a showing of the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular”.  We had some time to kill before the show, being that it was also the lighting of the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center the streets were blocked and we simply walked around our favorite city. […]

Book Review: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Book Review: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

I borrowed this book. My rating for Jane Eyre – 3 About: “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Brontë is an 1847 novel published as “Jane Eyre. An Autobiography” under the nom de plume of “Currer Bell”.  The novel is told in first person narrative and goes through five distinct stages in Jane’s life.  In spite of […]

Guest Post: “No Hope for Gomez!” Birthday Party. Win kindles, iPods, and get free books!

Guest Post: “No Hope for Gomez!” Birthday Party. Win kindles, iPods, and get free books!

Guest Post by author Graham Parke (website | Facebook) “It’s the age-old tale: Boy meets girl. Boy stalks girl. Girl already has a stalker. Boy becomes her stalker-stalker.” It’s hard to believe, but it’s been a year since I handed in the final proofs for my weird little book ‘No Hope for Gomez!’ To celebrate […]

Book Review: The Secret History of the Mongol Queens by Jack Weatherford

Book Review: The Secret History of the Mongol Queens by Jack Weatherford

I bought this book. My rating for The Secret History of the Mongol Queens – 5 About: “The Secret History of the Mongol Queens: How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire” Jack Weatherford (website)  tells a gripping story of lost history and the role the female heirs of Genghis Khan played in his […]

Book Review: Deeper than the Dead by Tami Hoag

Book Review: Deeper than the Dead by Tami Hoag

I got this book for free. My rating for Deeper Than the Dead – 4 About: “Deeper than the Dead” by Tami Hoag (website | Twitter)  is a fictional thriller set in 1985, before computers, forensics and a cell phone was as big as a brick (and weighed just as much).  The book follows an […]

Author Q and A with John Connolly

Author Q and A with John Connolly

John Connolly (website | Twitter | Facebook) is a best selling author, journalist and radio show host.  I was introduced to John’s work while reading “The Gates” (book review) a supernatural book, completely out of my genre which I absolutely loved. John has kindly agreed to answer a few questions to the Author Q&A feature, […]

Book Review: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Book Review: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

I borrowed this book. My rating for The Shadow of the Wind –5 About: “The Shadow of the Wind” by Carlos Ruiz Zafón is a 2001 fictional story and a worldwide best seller.  The book follows a young boy named Daniel and has possibly one of the best literary inventions of the decade the “Cemetery […]

Book Review: Galveston by P. G. Nagle

Book Review: Galveston by P. G. Nagle

I got this eBook for free. My Rating for Galveston: 4 About: “Galveston  (Civil War in the Far West)” by P. G. Nagle is a historical fiction account of events in Texas and New Mexico during the American Civil War.  The story culminates in the battle for Galveston, a Texan barrier island. Civil War buffs? […]

Book Review: The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives by Lola Shoneyin

Book Review: The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives by Lola Shoneyin

I got this book for free. To participate in the Gratitude Giveaway to win a free copy at the bottom of the page. My rating for The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives – 4 About: “The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives” by Lola Shoneyin is a fictional story set in modern day Nigeria […]

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